exoplanets

Canadian astronomers determine Earth’s fingerprint in hopes of finding habitable planets beyond the Solar System

Published: 28Aug2019

Two McGill University astronomers have assembled a “fingerprint” for Earth, which could be used to identify a planet beyond our Solar System capable of supporting life.

The dark side of extrasolar planets share surprisingly similar temperatures 

Published: 26Aug2019

A new study by McGill University astronomers has found that the temperature on the nightsides of different hot Jupiters is surprisingly uniform, suggesting the dark side of these massive gaseous...

What will be the next big things in astronomy?

Published: 30May2019

It’s been an exciting time for astronomy lovers in the past few years: the first black hole picture amazed, many exoplanets have been discovered, gravitational waves were observed for the first...

Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth’s ancient biosphere

Published: 18Jul2018

A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere were like during the...

New theory on how Earth’s crust was created

Published: 5May2017

More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material come from? And could it provide a clue in the...

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